Tuesdays with Morrie Creative

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Pia Haas
She has been involved in Theatre for over 40 years as a Performer, Director, Artistic Director, technician of Academic, Community, off-Broadway and Regional theatre. She was Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director of The Theatre Connection at Westchester Community College. Most recently, she was the Director of Press and Public Relations at Westchester Broadway Theatre. She is the Artistic director of the Armonk Players and reviews Arts events for Local publications. She is thrilled to be part of this project! Thanks to her terrific cast and to all the talented people who make theatre magic at TPNC!
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Technical DirectorSound Engineer/Lighting Design
Dan Scherer
Dan has an extensive history in theatrical work. He has been with Bedford Community Theatre 2003 - 2020, and was their Technical Director for several of those years. He was also Technical Director for Crime & Merriment, a Murder Mystery troupe based in Danbury Connecticut. He has also worked with Small-Town Theatre Company, as well as several other theater groups, civic groups, and events. His favorite tech efforts for The Armonk Players have, been Something's Afoot, The Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, The Liar, The Foreigner, Time Stands Still, The 39 Steps and Morrie.
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Lighting Design for Powerhouse Stage
Sophie Bardos
Sophie Bardos (they/she) is a film and theatre designer, writer, and producer whose work is focused on portraying a wide array of historically excluded narratives onscreen and onstage. Her work currently focuses on issues of sustainability, food justice, and LGBTQ+ rights. This is her third time designing with the TPNC, and she is so excited to see this show come to life on our stage.
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Deborah Burke
Deborah loves every aspect of theater!  She is an Actress/Producer/Director/ Set Decorator/Costume Designer/Prop Master/Acting Teacher and currently Creative Director of Town Players of New Canaan which has become her home away from home.  You may have seen the other shows she Directed and Set Decorated for this stage: Hay Fever, Gaslight, The Turn of the Screw, and her Set Decoration for On Golden Pond, The Heiress, Dixie Swim Club, Romantic Comedy, Moonlight & Magnolias, 12 Angry Men, etc. Additionally she’s performed in dozens plays at Town Players of New Canaan, Curtain Call, Westport Community Theater, Ridgefield Theatre Barn, Town Players of Newtown, Darien Arts Center, Carriage House, and Eastbound Theater. Love to Jeff Pliskin, my soulmate and cat daddy. 
Pia Haas
When I first read the play, it struck me how powerful it was to hear the story of two grown men sharing deep truths with each other through mentorship. Morrie was the real deal. He had figured out so much about living life. If you're fortunate, you know and love a Morrie. Your life-teachers may not come to mind immediately. Like Mitch, perhaps in your pursuit of career goals, you have relegated them to the recesses of your memory. But they are there, somewhere, waiting to recount their pearls of wisdom and sage advice. I too, often find myself rushing from meeting to rehearsal, grabbing a quick bite between appointments, and filling my days with to-dos and should-haves. For many of us, the pandemic has changed the structure of our days. That period of isolation showed me how little effort I made to slow down and find joy in life’s smaller moments. Morrie's words remind us to appreciate the loved ones in our lives, and not to allow anything to keep us from those most dear to us. And while working toward future goals should be a part of all of our plans, we should not overlook what it is that we can do today. As I worked on the play, I remembered the lessons of my mentors. I hope that Tuesdays With Morrie inspires you to remember the words of your Morrie, whoever and wherever they may be, and that you live joyfully in the years ahead.

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The play was originally performed at ARMONK PLAYERS last summer.  Under the Direction of Pia Haas, this heartfelt production starred the same actors, Eric Schuster and Bruce Apar, who perfected their on-stage chemistry… so necessary for this play. 

We are so PLEASED to revive this production on the Powerhouse Theatre stage. 

Bruce Apar and Eric Schuster from Tuesdays with Morrie

by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
based on the book by Mitch Albom

In addition, the following acknowledgments must appear on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances
of the Play: Original New York production produced by David S. Singer, Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Joey Parnes, Amy & Scott Nederlander, Harold Thau, Moira Wilson, Shadowcatcher Entertainment. Originally presented by New York Stage and Film Company and the Powerhouse Theatre at Vassar, 2002.

Tuesdays with Morrie was supported by a playwright’s residency and public staged readings at the 2001 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT.

Performance rights for “The Very Thought of You” have been cleared. The following credit language must appear in all
“The Very Thought of You”
Words and Music by Ray Noble
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